CANS Around The Oval

CANS AROUND THE OVAL

The Event

Cans Around the Oval is a Colorado State University tradition, where students, faculty, and staff partner with community members, local media, and area businesses to raise awareness about the facts surrounding the issue of hunger, as well as raise food and monetary donations. This event is Larimer County’s Largest single-day Food Drive and benefits The Food Bank for Larimer County.

The Cause

1 in 5 kids in our community are not receiving enough food to meet their daily nutritional needs. These numbers serve to highlight how much this program is needed today. To help make a difference in the community by donating on behalf of a College of Business Department or student organization, visit this page in September/October to make a donation.

CANS Around the Oval COB Student Organization Competition

College of Business Student Organizations compete to raise the most for CANS Around the Oval. The winning student organization receives $250 from Dean Walker. The competition was created in 2018 to increase student involvement in Fort Collins Community Service initiatives.

RESULTS

2020


DSLC raised a total of $3,419 in donations despite COVID-19!

Student Group Winners:

1st Place: Dean’s Student Leadership Council, $3,419

2nd Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, $263

3rd Place: Student Athlete Advisory Committee, $160

2019


DSLC raised a total of $1,844 in donations and 38 lbs of food!

Student Group Winners:

1st Place: Dean’s Student Leadership Council, $1,844 and 38 pounds of food

2nd Place: Student Athlete Advisory Committee, $1,120

3rd Place: Microbiology Student Association, $200

Results

Annual Impact


2020

CSU generated $71,271 in donations and 4,693 pounds of food.

Top Overall Donors:

  1. College of Business: $18,218 and 128 lbs of food
  2. Office of the Vice President for Research: $12,539 and 24 lbs of food
  3. Kinard Middle School: $7,793 and 979 lbs of food

Top Student Groups

  1. Dean’s Student Leadership Council: $3,419
  2. Sigma Alpha Epsilon: $263
  3. Student Athlete Advisory Committee: $160

2019

CSU generated $51,966 in donations and 17,918 pounds of food.

Top Overall Donors:

  1. College of Business: $14,560, 609 lbs of food, 13 volunteers
  2. Office of the Vice President for Research: $9,512.27 and 31 lbs of food
  3. Rocky Mountain High School: $3,627.25 and 4,723 lbs of food

Top Student Groups

  1. Dean’s Student Leadership Council: $1,844, 38 lbs of food, 5 volunteers
  2. Student Athlete Advisory Committee: $1,120 and 12 lbs of food
  3. Microbiology Student Association: $200

2018

CSU and the surrounding community donated the equivalent of 342,753 lbs of food.

Top Overall Donors:

  1. College of Business: $14,383.50 and 647 lbs of food
  2. Office of the Vice President for Research: $11,824 and 325.10 lbs of food
  3. Department of Enrollment and Access: $3,320.57 and 48 lbs of food

Top Student Groups

  1. Dean’s Student Leadership Council: $2,050
  2. Student Athlete Advisory Committee: $869.50 and 50 lbs of food
  3. Fort Collins Rotaract: $656 and 8.25 lbs

2017

CSU and the surrounding community donated the equivalent of 324,038 lbs of food.

Top Overall Donors:

  1. College of Business: 93,014 lbs of food
  2. Office of the Vice President for Research: 52.704 lbs of food
  3. Rocky Mountain High School: 26,650 lbs of food

2016

CSU and the surrounding community donated the equivalent of 330,244 lbs of food.

Top Overall Donors:

  1. College of Business: 76,845 lbs of food
  2. Office of the Vice President for Research: 49,031 lbs of food
  3. Administration Building: 37,750 lbs of food

2014

CSU and the surrounding community collected 47,370 lbs of food and raised $46,743

2015

CSU and the surrounding community donated the equivalent of 345,514 lbs of food.

Top Overall Donors:

  1. College of Business: 57,555 lbs of food
  2. Rocky Mountain High School: 37,138 lbs of food
  3. College of Liberal Arts: 34,586 lbs of food